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China Vocabulary

The vocabulary list for 12/1/08's SS quiz.

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seismograph
A device that measures the strength of an earthquake.
sundial
A device that uses the position of shadows cast by the sun to tell the time of day.
gunpowder
A mixture of powders used in guns and explosives.
porcelain
A thin, beautiful pottery invented in China.
movable type
Type from which text is printed directly in which each character is on a separate piece of metal.
Taoism
A philosophy that developed in China and stressed the belief that one should live in harmony with the Dao, the guiding force of all reality.
Forbidden City
A huge palace complex built by China's Ming emperors that included hundreds of imperial residences, temples, and other government buildings.
acupuncture
The Chinese practice of inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points to cure disease or relieve pain.
Xi'an
Shi Huangdi's capital.
mandate of heaven
The idea that heaven chose China's ruler and gave him or her power.
compass
An instrument thet uses Earth's magnetic field to indicate direction.
bureaucracy
A body of unelected government officials.
woodblock printing
A form of printing in which an entire page is carved into a block of wood, covered in ink, and pressed to a piece of paper to create a printed page.
legalism
A system advocating strict legal controlover all activities, rewards and punishments uniform for all classes, and an absolute monarchy.
Confucianism
A philosophy based on the ideas of Confucius that focuses on morality, family order, social harmony, and government.
feudalism
A system when the wealthy lent out their land to others for services.

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